Uganda Media Lists 200 'Top' Gays

    Ugandas President Yoweri Museveni signs the Anti-Homosexuality Bill on February 24, 2014 in Entebbe. The bill that was first tabled back in 2009 will see offenders, when convicted, serve a life imprisonment. President Museveni went ahead to say that he wont let Uganda citizens be forced into such behaviours by the Western Society. AFP PHOTO/ Isaac Kasamani        (Photo credit should read ISAAC KASAMANI/AFP/Getty Images)


    By signing Uganda's anti-gay bill into law, President Yoweri Museveni has ushered in an even more hostile and dangerous environment for gay citizens of his country. One day after the signing, Ugandan tabloid The Red Pepper (which doesn't sound gay at all) outed—or claimed to out—the country’s “200 top” homosexuals, publishing names and photos under the headline “EXPOSED!” Uganda now punishes homosexuality with life in prison. "The enactment of the anti-homosexuality bill has only emboldened the population in their rejection of anybody perceived to be gay or even friendly to gays," said Nicholas Opiyo of a Ugandan rights group.

    Read it at The Associated Press